H1590B1971A01928 AJM:DM 06/21/07 #90 A01928 AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 1590 Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS Printer's No. 1971 1 Amend Title, page 1, line 3, by inserting after "for" 2 minority and women-owned business participation, for 3 Amend Bill, page 2, lines 1 and 2, by striking out all of 4 said lines and inserting 5 Section 1.1. Title 74 is amended by adding a section to 6 read: 7 § 303. Minority and women-owned business participation. 8 In administering the provisions of this title, the department 9 and any local transportation organization shall: 10 (1) Be responsible for ensuring that all competitive 11 contract opportunities issued by the department or local 12 transportation organization seek to maximize participation by 13 minority and women-owned businesses and other disadvantaged 14 businesses. 15 (2) Give consideration, when possible and cost 16 effective, to contractors offering to utilize minority and 17 women-owned businesses and disadvantaged businesses in the 18 selection and award of contracts. 19 (3) Ensure that the department's and local 20 transportation organizations's commitment to the minority and 21 women-owned business program is clearly understood and 22 appropriately implemented and enforced by all department and 23 local transportation organization employees. 24 (4) Designate a responsible official to supervise the 25 department and local transportation organization minority and 26 women-owned business program and ensure compliance within the 27 department or local transportation organization. 28 (5) Furnish the Department of General Services, upon 29 request, all requested information or assistance. 30 (6) Recommend sanctions to the Secretary of General 31 Services, as may be appropriate, against businesses that fail 32 to comply with the policies of the Commonwealth minority and 33 women-owned business program. 34 (b) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following 35 words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this 36 subsection: 37 "Disadvantaged business." A business that is owned or 38 controlled by a majority of persons, not limited to members of 39 minority groups, who are subject to racial or ethnic prejudice 40 or cultural bias.
1 "Local transportation organization." Any of the following: 2 (1) A political subdivision or a public transportation 3 port or redevelopment authority organized under the laws of 4 this Commonwealth or pursuant to an interstate compact or 5 otherwise empowered to render, contract for the rendering or 6 assist in the rendering of transportation service in a 7 limited area in this Commonwealth, even though it may also 8 render or assist in rendering transportation service in 9 adjacent states. 10 (2) A nonprofit association that directly or indirectly 11 provides public transportation service. 12 (3) A nonprofit association of public transportation 13 providers operating within this Commonwealth. 14 "Minority-owned business." A business owned and controlled 15 by a majority of persons who are African Americans, Hispanic 16 Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Alaskans and 17 Pacific Islanders. 18 "Women-owned business." A business owned and controlled by a 19 majority of persons who are women. 20 Sectin 1.2. Chapter 13 of Title 74 is repealed: F21L90AJM/HB1590A01928 - 2 -